There are 8 ways to get from Katoomba to Melbourne by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Sydney, fly to Melbourne  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL

$88 - $272

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Parramatta to Melbourne Fe21

$54 - $70

6 alternative options

Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  3. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne

$76 - $255

Train to Orange, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Orange Station
  2. Fly from Orange (OAG) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) OAG - MEB

$79 - $182

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Hamilton Station
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL

$89 - $322

Train  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Central Station Blue Mountains Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$71 - $195

Train, bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne

$88 - $155

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Katoomba to Melbourne 567.4 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katoomba to Melbourne is to bus which costs $70 - $95 and takes 17 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katoomba to Melbourne is to train and fly which costs $110 - $370 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Katoomba and Melbourne is 663 km. The road distance is 907.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Katoomba to Melbourne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Katoomba to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Katoomba St Af Waratah St and arriving at Melbourne via Springwood Station, Macquarie Rd, Penrith Station, Northern Carpark and Parramatta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Katoomba station to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Katoomba Station and arriving at Southern Cross via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Katoomba, NSW, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Katoomba to Melbourne via Central Station in around 13 h 50 min. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Katoomba to Melbourne once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Orange to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Katoomba Station to Orange Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Strathfield Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$20 - $29
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Parramatta to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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